Early-Season Injuries Have Not Forced the Pacers’ Front Office to Search for Depth
Jeff and Jeff (Foster and Pendergraph) have yet to suit up for the Pacers this season. This has left some to ask whether or not the front office is looking to fill out the roster, which only has 13 players out of a league-allowed max of 15 under contract.
Team general manager David Morway said they’re fine with their current group of players despite center Jeff Foster (back) and forward Jeff Pendergraph (knee) being out with injuries.
“It’s only concerning if the two Jeff’s don’t get healthy soon,” Morway said. “We’re confident they’re going to be fine and we’ll be fully healthy soon. Certainly we have the flexibility to add another player if that’s something we want to do.”
Just in general, however, Morway did note that adding another player to the roster may become prudent at some point later in the season.
“We weren’t necessarily looking at going with just 13 players to start the season,” Morway said. “That was the group we felt most comfortable with. There’s a thought with this season and the number of games we’re playing in a short period of time that we might need to add a 14th guy at some point down the road.”
What would be really cool is if they did add a guy … and his name was Steve Nash.